Former MPP Arthur Potts announces Ontario Liberal leadership candidacy

Potts represented Toronto's Beaches-East York riding between 2014 and 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

TORONTO – Former member of Kathleen Wynne‘s government Arthur Potts has announced on Twitter that he’s entering the leadership race for the Ontario Liberals.

Potts joins a race featuring multiple other former MPPs who lost their seats when the party was decimated in last year’s loss to Premier Doug Ford’s Conservatives.

Potts represented Toronto’s Beaches-East York riding between 2014 and 2018.

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The official launch of his leadership bid is set to take place on Wednesday morning in Toronto’s east end, Potts confirmed in a response to TVO host Steve Paikin on Twitter.

Other notable leadership candidates include Mitzie Hunter, who served as education minister from 2016 to 2018.

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Former transportation minister Steven Del Duca and former community and social services minister Michael Coteau are also among six candidates now in the race.

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